Tuesday, February 19 14:50:27
Irish companies AMCS (Co. Limerick), Anua (part of Bord na Mona), and Cork Plastics have all signed contracts to the value of E1.5m with three French companies.
The Enterprise Ireland client companies were responding to opportunities in the French Cleantech and Construction sectors.
The announcement was made at a prestigious business event in Paris attended by President Michael D. Higgins as part of his official visit to Paris. President Higgins' attendance at the event, which was organised by the Irish Embassy in Paris in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland, Bord Bia and Network Irlande, reflects the importance the Government attaches to Ireland's economic and trade relationship with France, EI said.
"We know that innovation and entrepreneurship are vital for Irish economic recovery and growth; and that people who are willing to innovate, to take chances and to turn ideas into reality are the people we need to lead our economy to recovery and growth. I would like to congratulate the Irish companies here today on the progress they have made in generating new and significant export opportunities in France," The President said.
AMCS, headquartered in Limerick are leaders in integrated environmental software and solutions for the recycling and waste management industry. The company has secured a contract with SIRTOM de Sedan, a group of local authorities in the Ardennes Region of France that manage the collection, recycling and treatment of household waste in over 44 cities.
Anua and their French partner L'Eau Pure, signed their first contract with SIAAP, a large French municipal authority which provides wastewater treatment for almost 12m inhabitants in the greater Parisian area. The contract worth E400,000 is for the refurbishment of odour control units at Seire Aval, in the Paris area.
Cork Plastics is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high quality PVC products and services to the agricultural, construction and building sectors in Ireland and the UK. They have signed a significant partnership agreement with Sarl Duluc, a specialised building merchant. Under the agreement SARL Duluc has signed an initial contract to purchase E1m of Cork Plastics PVC facia and cladding.